Homogenizers / Sonicators

Homogenizers / Sonicators Homogenizers are used for the disruption of various types of material, such as tissue, plant, food, and soil. Sonication is the act of applying sound energy via an ultrasonic bath or an ultrasonic probe to agitate particles in a sample. Both techniques are used in laboratories to break down tissue, cells, or DNA into smaller components in order to expose the sample for further study. Homogenizers are available in many types- hand held, often manual, units that crush or grind, and mechanical units that can shake, shear or exert high pressure. Sonicators apply sound energy above our hearing level in a continuous or pulse mode to move particles in a sample. Both methods are effective in delivering a fragmented sample.